The first math class you can take at Rock Valley College will be determined by your score on the RVC Placement Test (ACCUPLACER) or ACT.
Transfer students or students already holding a college degree may be waived from taking the Placement Test by submitting transcripts to the RVC Admissions & Records Office.
Read more about placement testing at RVC.
Whether you're taking the RVC Math Placement Test for the first time or retesting, see "Preparing for Math Placement Tests" to read about an online program for preparing for the test.
Before enrolling in and RVC Math Class ---> Retake the RVC (ACCUPLACER) Placement Test OR Complete a Math Appeal
After starting an RVC Math Class ---> Apply for a Math Petition OR See the Associate Dean
Note: All students are allowed one retest in mathematics BEFORE enrolling in a math course--cost is $5.00. Before attempting a retest it is advisable to prepare using the MyMathTest online program.
Students who placed into a developmental (pre-100 level) math course may petition for ONE additional attempt at the Placement Test by completing a form in the Testing Center (lower level of the Student Center).
To qualify, at least one of the following must be satisfied:
Students who have taken the ACT exam within 3 years of their first registration for college credit courses at RVC may submit their ACT scores.
26 or above
Student course eligibility includes: MTH 100, 115, 120, 125, 132, 135, 160, 211, 216, 220
24 to 25
Student course eligibility includes: MTH 100, 115, 120, 125, 132, 160, 211, 216, 220
22 to 23
Student course eligibility includes: MTH 100, 115, 120, 216, 220
18 to 21
Student course eligibility includes: MTH 115, 216, 220
17 or below
Students must take the appropriate ACCUPLACER* math test
*ACCUPLACER is the RVC Placement Test given in RVC's Testing Center.